On Saturday, July 23, an award ceremony was held at the closing of the 68th Pula Film Festival.
The Great Golden Arena, which is awarded to the best domestic film of the festival, went to Zbornica Sonja Tarokić. The audience declared Goran Dukić ‘s She Was Wearing a Black Scarf the best film of the Croatian program, and Radivoj Andrić ‘s The Summer When I Learned to Fly the best film of the international program .
Austrian Oscar-winning director Stefan Ruzowitzky , last year’s Grand Golden Arena winner Zrinko Ogresta , actress Marija Škaričić , British critic Rita Di Santo and editor Miran Miošić decided on the best films in the Croatian program .
The jury of the Croatian program made the decision on the awards unanimously, and the Great Golden Arena for the best film was awarded to the film Zbornica , directed by Sonja Tarokić , produced by the Kinorama production company, and produced by Ankica Jurić Tilić .
In addition to the Great Golden Arena, Zbornica also won the Golden Arena for directing (Sonja Tarokić), best leading male role ( Stojan Matavulj ), best supporting female role ( Nives Ivanković ), editing ( Borna Buljević ) and the critics’ jury award for best film in Croatian program.
The best female role in the Croatian program was achieved by Lana Barić , who played Vesna in Arsen Oremović ‘s film The Head of a Big Fish .
The Golden Arena for the best screenplay was won by David Kapac and Andrija Mardešić for the film Uncle . The same film also won the Golden Arena for the best costume design ( Ana Savić Gecan ).
The audience gave the highest rating (4.57) to the film Nosila je rubac črleni by Goran Dukić , which received the Golden Gate of Pula award. The Jury of the Croatian Program also awarded the film with the Golden Arena for Best Supporting Actor ( Ljubo Zečević ).
The Breza award for the best debutante of the festival was won by screenwriter and director Nina Violić for the film Baci se na pod .
The Jury of the International Program ( Danica Čurčić, Jure Pavlović and Christian Routh ) awarded the Golden Arena for the best Croatian contribution in a minority co-production to Snježana Sinovčić Šiškov for the film The Summer When I Learned to Fly directed by Radivoj Andrić (Croatian co-producer is Ankica Jurić Tilić, Kinorama).
The Golden Arena for the best minority Croatian co-production went to the film Days of Drought directed by Emin Alper (Croatian co-producer is Anita Juka , 4Film). The same title was declared the best film of the International Program and won the award of the jury of critics for the best film in the International Program.
ough at the end of this year.